A Spanish canonist, born at Xativa, or San Felipe, in Valencia. Of Moorish extraction, he became a Christian in 1587 and entered the priesthood. On the fall of Granada Ferdinand the Catholic invited him to labour in that city for the conversion of the Moors. He wrote a translation in Spanish of the Koran and a work entitled "Confusion de la secta mahometana" (Seville, 1537). It is a work frequently quoted against Mohammedanism. The English version is by Joshua Notstock (London, 1652). According to Fuster, Andrés was also author of a rare work entitled "Prática de Arithmética" (Valencia, 1515; Seville, 1537).
ANTONIO, Biblioth. Hispana, II, 325; XIMENO, Escritores del regno de Valencia, I, 75.
APA citation. (1907). Juan Andrés. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01470d.htm
MLA citation. "Juan Andrés." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01470d.htm>.
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Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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